Devin Townsend Premieres New Song “Call Of The Void”

Devin Townsend has shared a promo video for his new song “Call Of The Void.” This track is from his new album “Lightwork,” which will be released on October 28.

Townsend commented:

“The concept of the song is based around the ‘call of the void’ as an analogy for intrusive thoughts. I first heard the term describing ‘the temptation to hurl yourself over the cliff when your driving a car’… or to ‘put your hand in the fire when you know you’ll get burned’ etc… thoughts that you know are wrong, but you fear that you won’t be able to control the impulses to deny it. The point being: often I feel we have a choice, and trying not to lose sight of that was very important to me during recent difficult times.

In terms of the visuals: All through lockdown, I really fell in love with ‘cabview train journeys’ that ‘Railway Cowgirl’ and others were posting on YouTube. Essentially, they are often full, first-person journeys to cold and distant places, far from the chaos of the world, with a sense of constant momentum really calmed me. Maybe being on tour for so many years is what made it a comfort to watch during lockdown, but in any event, I started writing with the videos playing in the background in the studio and so I thought it would be appropriate for this video.

(Thank you ‘Railway Cowgirl’ for the permission to use these clips. if while viewing this video you enjoy the footage, please visit her YouTube channel and check out all her wonderful content.)

In regards to the ‘story’ of these three videos, the character is now on the train headed to where the Lighthouse is located.

So there you go… song two. It’s about not letting the chaos of the world shake you. Trying to stay calm at our center to try and get through it all.”

Devin Townsend Premieres New Song “Moonpeople”

Devin Townsend has premiered a new song titled “Moonpeople.” This track is from his new album “Lightwork,” which will be released on October 28.

Townsend commented:

“Hey all 🙂 this is Devin. Welcome to my newest album ‘Lightwork‘. The last few years have been a lot, and this is the music that I wrote during that time. In essence, ‘Lightwork‘ is a bit more of a ‘song’ oriented album. A bit more direct and simpler than a lot of what I’ve been doing lately. After ‘Empath‘ and ‘The Puzzle‘, things kind of swung back in the direction of more traditional arrangements for ‘Lightwork‘.

Lyrically, It kind of hints at the struggles of the last few years but with an eye on putting the pieces back together again. We chose ‘Moonpeople‘ as the first of three video releases from this project, The three videos share a theme, so I think that’ll work.

‘Moonpeople‘ is the first song on ‘Lightwork‘ and acts as a sort of mission statement for the album. Post pandemic… kids are now teens… 50 years old, who am I now? Beyond any platitudes or delusions, who am I now that the smoke is clearing and what do I want to do, and who do I want to be, moving forward? The term ‘Moonpeople’, in my mind, refers to those in society that kind of ‘watch’ things rather than being directly involved in it.

Maybe the Moonpeople are more introverted rather than extroverted? In any case, it functions as a song on the album that will set the stage for the dynamic nature of the material that follows it. So here you go. Song one.”

Devin Townsend To Release New Album “Lightwork” In October

Devin Townsend will be releasing his new album, “Lightwork,“ on October 28. Pre-orders are expected to launch soon. Notably, select limited edition copies will include a bonus companion album called “Nightwork.”

On another note, Townsend also has the following European/UK dates booked:

02/21 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
02/27 Stockholm, SWE – Cirkus
02/28 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
03/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
03/03 Tilburg, NET – 013
03/04 Cologne, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
03/05 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
03/07 Leipzig, GER- WERK 2
03/08 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
03/10 Zurich, SWI – X-tra
03/11 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
03/13 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
03/14 Milan, ITA – Live Club
03/16 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
03/17 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
03/18 Lisbon, POR – Cineteatro Capitólio
03/20 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
03/21 Marseille, FRA – Le Moulin
03/22 Clermont Ferrand, FRA – La Coopérative De Mai
03/24 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
03/25 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
03/26 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
03/28 Bexhill-on-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavilion
03/29 Bristol, UK – Academy
03/31 Manchester, UK – Academy
04/01 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
04/02 Newcastle, UK – University
04/04 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
04/05 Norwich, UK – UEA

Devin Townsend Announces Rescheduled European Tour

Devin Townsend has announced the rescheduled dates for his upcoming European tour. The frontman will be touring in support of his album “Lightwork.”

Tour Dates:

02/21 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
02/27 Stockholm, SWE – Cirkus
02/28 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
03/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
03/03 Tilburg, NET – 013
03/04 Cologne, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
03/05 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
03/07 Leipzig, GER- WERK 2
03/08 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
03/10 Zurich, SWI – X-tra
03/11 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
03/13 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
03/14 Milan, ITA – Live Club
03/16 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
03/17 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
03/18 Lisbon, POR – Cineteatro Capitólio
03/20 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
03/21 Marseille, FRA – Le Moulin
03/22 Clermont Ferrand, FRA – La Coopérative De Mai
03/24 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
03/25 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
03/26 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia

Townsend commented:

“Originally planned for April and May, I’m happy to see these shows being rescheduled for next year. The delay in mixing my upcoming album Lightwork meant I simply couldn’t tour the album anymore and we replaced the tour as Special Guests for Dream Theater which comes to an end today with the last show in Istanbul. I’m now going to focus on mixing the Lightwork 5.1 and catch up on some much-needed downtime with the family. More news on Lightwork is soon to come and I hope to see you all at the shows!”

Notably, he also added that he intends to tour less in the foreseeable future:

“Hey all 🙂 I’ve decided to not tour nearly as much any more, as I want to focus on The Moth musical, my mental health and my family, as well as many other creative ventures. I love making music so much and I have so much in Line to create and I am going to focus on doing just that.

However I will still do the odd run here and there so I can see you all 🙂 here’s the next run for the upcoming Lightwork album. Lightwork is essentially a ‘bridge’ between where I was and where I’m going. It’s simple, clean, and refreshing. (Sounds like a diet soda when phrased like that…:) it’s more ‘Tears For Fears’ than ‘Metallica’ if you know what I mean, and I like it a lot. these dates are for next year and I hope to see some of you there… more information soon ❤️”

Devin Townsend Releases New Instrumental Album “Dreampiece”

Devin Townsend has released a new instrumental album titled “Dreampiece.” He said the following about that:

“Here’s the next ‘Guitar Improvisation’ album for those of you who cared about such things. More floaty ambient background stuff for a stressed out time. This one is a bit more minimal and I like doing this sort of stuff in my spare time. It’s what I bring to the table in a chaotic environment so I hope it helps some of you. peace to you all. -dev“

Devin Townsend Announces “The Greatest Sets Of My Life” Shows At Royal Albert Hall

Devin Townsend has booked two special shows at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. The concerts are being called “The Greatest Sets Of My Life” and the dates for them can be found below:

04/16 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall (with Vola)
04/17 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall (with Leprous)

Townsend commented:

“After two and a half years of abject chaos, I welcome you back into the live music world of wonder. We’ve put these two shows together to play all the songs that people seem to like, as well as songs that I want to play as well. I know it’s been crazy, lets get back into this.”

Devin Townsend To Digitally Release New Albums “The Puzzle” & “Snuggles” Tomorrow

Devin Townsend has announced that he will be digitally releasing his new albums, “The Puzzle” and “Snuggles,” tomorrow (December 3). Physical copies are expected to arrive at a later date.

“The Puzzle” Track Listing:

01. “Chromatic Ridge”
02. “Life Is But A Dream”
03. “Yucky Lung”
04. “Kittenhead”
05. “Shark In The Ice”
06. “Devil In The Details”
07. “Hammerhead Sugarplum”
08. “Me And The Moon”
09. “Anxiety In Pyjamas”
10. “The Yugas”
11. “Albert Hall”
12. “Starchasm”
13. “Perfect Owl”
14. “Maybe Over The Void”
15. “Light Year Whale”
16. “FrogFlowers”
17. “Mother”
18. “Southern Sky Geometry”
19. “The Puzzle”
20. “Monuments Of Glitch”

“Snuggles” Track Listing:

01. “Beyond Measure”
02. “Blue Dot”
03. “Drifting And Dreaming”
04. “Sundance”
05. “Minds Are Changing”
06. “The Ocean”
07. “Distant, Elegant”
08. “Replikiss”
09. “I Agree”
10. “Tryst”
11. “Sunset Rump”
12. “The Option”

Pre-orders can be found HERE. Among them is a set featuring an accompanying film that can be viewed on a built-in 7″ screen.

Devin Townsend Added To Dream Theater’s Spring European Tour

Devin Townsend has been added to Dream Theater’s upcoming European tour. That trek is currently scheduled for spring 2022.

Tour Dates:

04/20 Belfast, IRE – The SSE Arena (no Devin Townsend)
04/21 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena (no Devin Townsend)
04/23 London, UK – The SSE Arena Wembley (no Devin Townsend)
04/25 Paris, FRA – Le Dôme de Paris
04/26 Rennes, FRA – Le Liberte
04/27 Bordeux, FRA – Metropole Arena
04/29 Lisbon, POR – Cinema City Campo Paqueno
04/30 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre
05/01 Bilbao, SPA – Bizkaia Aretoa
05/03 Toulouse, FRA – Zenith
05/04 Geneva, SWI – Geneva Arena
05/06 Rome, ITA – Palalottomatica
05/07 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
05/08 Padova, ITA – Kioene
05/10 Budapest, HUN – Arena Budapest
05/11 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
05/13 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
05/14 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinhalle
05/15 Esch-sur-alzette, LUX – Rockhal
05/17 Partille, SWE – Partille Arena
05/19 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
05/20 Trondheim, NOR – Spektrum
05/22 Frederiksberg, DEN – KB Hallen
05/23 Berlin, GER – Admiralpalast
05/24 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
05/26 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
05/27 Zagreb, CRO – Dom Sportova
05/29 Bucharest, ROM – Romexpo
05/30 Sofia, BUL – National Palace Of Culture
06/01 Istanbul, TUR – Kucukciftlik Park

Townsend commented:

“Hey all, Devin here. As absurd as it may sound in this day and age, I am (cautiously) pleased to announce a tour with Dream Theater. Over the past few years, I’ve found myself in the company of those cats, and I think they’re good people and of course, a monster band. I look forward to playing things from the multiple new releases coming up, as well as from my entire catalog. It’s a tour that will be sure to yield great musical moments, and confusion for all 😊 Thanks for the opportunity DT… see you soon with DT featuring DT 😊

Also: I know so many of you have been understanding and patient as we reschedule the headline shows from more than a year ago. It has been chaos on every level, but its beginning to see the dawn as dates as being proposed. Please hang on just a little longer and we’ll have information for you soon.

This does mean that most of the European ‘Lightwork‘ headline shows will now be rescheduled to a later date. Tickets already purchased will remain valid. Please check with your ticketing vendor for their refund policy.

Devin‘s headline shows in Dublin, Glasgow and London are unaffected. More info and ticket links can be found here: https://hevydevy.com/tourdates

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Devin Townsend Performing “Kingdom” At 2021 Bloodstock Festival

Pro-shot footage of Devin Townsend performing “Kingdom” during the 2021 Bloodstock Open Air festival has been shared on YouTube. You can watch that clip below: